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The Romantic Legacy of Renaissance Polyphony

20th Anniversary Tour

Award-winning choir Tenebrae, one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, returns to Grayshott for the first time in over a decade with a programme taking us on a spiritual and historical journey through the development and influence of Renaissance polyphony.

This programme takes us on a journey, beginning in Renaissance Spain and Italy with the sublime music of Lobo, Victoria and Allegri, before moving westwards to Mexico for Padilla’s ‘Missa ego flos campi’. The second half of the concert features the music of German craftsmen Brahms, Bruckner and Reger and is devised from the choir’s BBC Music Magazine award-winning disc, giving an insight that much of these composers inspiration originates not only from the counterpoint of Bach, but from the expressive polyphony of their Renaissance predecessors.


Alonso Lobo: Versa est in luctum
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories (selection)
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla: Missa Ego flos campi


Max Reger: Der Mensch lebt und bestehet
Johannes Brahms: Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Op. 109
Anton Bruckner: Ave Maria
Anton Bruckner: Virga Jesse
Anton Bruckner: Christus factus est
Johannes Brahms: Drei motetten, Op. 110
Max Reger: Nachtlied

Venue & Address:

St. Luke’s Church, Headley Road, Grayshott, Hampshire, GU26 6LF, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae